posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:51 PM
I wouldn't go as far as to say it was a referendum on Obama. I think they're still willing to give him a chance, or at the very least, unwilling
to admit a mistake. I will state that Obama is inviting that particular line of attack, however; he did campaign heavily for both Deeds and
On the flip side of that, however, particularly in Virginia, the voters rejected the state Democratic party with losses by wide margins in three
statewide races and the loss of seven seats in the House of Delegates. My completely unprovable theory is this: the voters, at least in Virginia,
punished their state Democratic party as a proxy for what's happening both in their home state and nationally. You wouldn't expect a 20 point
swing among the overall electorate and a 2-1 gap among independents just a year after major Democratic victories if there wasn't some serious
dissatisfaction with the state of affairs nationally as well as locally. That happened in both NJ and VA. Remember, VA in particular, is in the
DC media market. They get bombarded with national news and they get to see all of the BS from that cesspool first hand.
We'll see, I suppose.
[edit on 4-11-2009 by vor78]